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Aliph introduces New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset
      #30220 - 05/15/08 10:53 AM

Aliph today introduced the new Jawbone Bluetooth headset. In the tradition of bringing together science and beauty, the new Jawbone design is 50% smaller than the original award-winning Jawbone, and features breakthrough noise elimination technology to provide even better voice quality than the original in a smaller and more ergonomic package. Here is more info:




The Best Just Got Better
The new Jawbone headset is the next step in the marriage of best in class noise elimination science with a personal design that is both humanistic and minimal. The new Jawbone features military-grade NoiseAssassin technology, which is unmatched in its ability to address real-world noise environments like busy streets, and cars and airports, and has ten times better voice clarity than competing headsets ? meaning it transmits 90% less noise.

Jawbone?s NoiseAssassin technology literally feels your speech with its patented Voice Activity Sensor (VAS). The Jawbone headset uses the VAS to distinguish the sound of your voice from ambient noise with incredible accuracy and then uses proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms to subtract the noise so only the sound of your voice comes through.

The NoiseAssassin technology was originally developed by Aliph for DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which creates and delivers breakthrough technology for the U.S. military. It is tested and designed to work in the toughest, most inhospitable terrain, when clear communication is critical, which means for the average user it is designed to perform everywhere.

The new Jawbone headset is designed to be simple to use. Two streamlined buttons are operated by touching the outside shield, and they control all the functions of the headset, which is extremely lightweight at just 10 grams.

It?s Not a Headset ? it?s Earwear
The new Jawbone is designed to look and feel like an accessory along the lines of jewelry and eyewear. ?If it?s not beautiful, it doesn?t belong on your face,? said renowned industrial designer Yves Behar, chief designer of the Jawbone headset.

Made with premium materials, including medical grade plastic with better cosmetic and health performance, the expressive aesthetic confers a premium visual and ergonomic experience. The new Jawbone provides a more comfortable and customized fit with three sizes of earbuds and four earloops that can be worn on either ear ? two sizes of soft, stitched leather earloops and two sizes of slim earloops, ideal for use with eyeglasses.

Availability and Pricing
The new Jawbone is available today for $129.99 at AT&T retail stores nationwide and online at www.jawbone.com and www.wireless.att.com. Available initially in matte black, it will be coming soon in silver and rose gold.

The New Jawbone
Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones, the new Jawbone supports more than four hours of talk time and eight days of standby time. Featuring a new fast-charge battery that charges up to 80% of capacity in just over half an hour, the new Jawbone can be charged with the included USB cable on a computer, or with the wall-charger.

Price: $129.99
Weight: 10 grams
Talk Time: Over 4 hours
Standby Time: Over 8 days
Range: Up to 33 feet (10 meters)
Charge: 80% charge in 35 minutes, 100% charge in < 1 hour
Colors: Black, Silver, Rose Gold
Supports Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0

Additional Information
o 50% smaller than the original Jawbone
o Military-grade noise elimination technology
o Ten times better voice clarity than competing headsets ? meaning it transmits 90% less noise
o Faster processing eliminates unexpected noise bursts
o Unmatched intelligibility ? voices sound human, not robotic
o Sophisticated dual microphone array reduces wind noise
o Invisible touch controls
o Three-dimensional texture on shield inspired by noise abatement surfaces
o Premium materials including medical-grade plastic and fine leather
o Magnetic USB cable & wall charger included
o Three (3) earbuds ? small, medium, and large
o Two (2) fine leather earloops ? medium and large
o Two (2) slim earloops ideal for use with eyewear ? medium and large
o Fits either ear



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Re: Aliph introduces New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #30645 - 07/02/08 12:23 PM

When do you think you'll be reviewing the Jawbone 2?

I always look forward to your thorough reviews.

--A friend of mine has indicated some issues with his Motorola Q9c and the new Jawbone, it might be something to look into


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Re: Aliph introduces New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset [Re: neoterix]
      #30646 - 07/02/08 12:31 PM

Very soon. We will test it with the Q9c in the review.

Stay tuned.


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Re: Aliph introduces New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #30649 - 07/02/08 08:56 PM

I was able to borrow his just to try it on my Motorola Q9c -- here's something you should try for:

-- try using the redial (triple tap NAssassin button) or voice dial (hold NAssassin button down for 2 seconds) after making a phone call with the jawbone. It doesn't appear to work correctly.


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Re: Aliph introduces New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset [Re: neoterix]
      #30653 - 07/03/08 11:30 AM

Both redialing and voice dialing after a call worked in our tests on the Q9c. What happens when you use your Jawbone II? Does it not redial or go into voice dial?

The only phone the Jawbone II didn't work with voice dialing was the HTC Touch Dual.

Our review will be up shortly.


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